Afterschool Childcare 2024-25

Afterschool childcare programs are for students who have been accepted into the El Cerrito school (Harding, Fairmont, or Madera) and are going into TK-6 in the 2024-25 school year. 
The program will begin the second week of school starting 
Monday, August 26, 2024, through Friday, June 6, 2025. 
Registration is done completely online, no in-person registration is accepted. 

At time of registration, you must pay the non-refundable registration fee of $82.00 per child. 

Registration will be prioritized based on two criteria: 
1) 5-day enrollments
2) Submittal time of registration payment  

Priority Registration (currently enrolled families) will open on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 9am
Public Registration (not currently enrolled families) will open on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 9am

Registration Process

1. To register, you will need an account with the Recreation Department. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one in our online registration system: When creating your account, add your child(ren) as a member and include their birthdate.  If you already have an account from previous enrollments, make sure you can log in and verify that your account information is correct.  
2. Pay the online registration fee ($82 per child) online at

Madera Registration Fee: TBD
Harding Registration Fee: TBD
Fairmont Registration Fee: TBD

Important Information

  • Once you complete the registration process, while you can still cancel your registration completely (please review the parent handbook for policies), you are agreeing that you will not drop any days of service for the first 2 billing periods.
  • To apply for discounted fees please see the link below, applications must be submitted within 48 hours of your registration.
  • Fall childcare will begin on Monday, August 26, 2024, and end on Friday, June 6, 2025. Parents must find alternative arrangements for care during the first week of school on August 19, 2024, through August 23, 2024, and the last three days of school, June 9, 2025, through June 11, 2025.
  • Per State rules, if your child will have their fifth birthday between September 2, 2024, and June 2, 2025, they are eligible to enroll in a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program for the 2024/25 school year.

Fee Schedule
Parent Handbook
Childcare Application for Discounted Rates


  1. Susan Ortega

    Admin. Clerk Specialist, Childcare Registrar

  2. Andrea Dwyer

    Recreation Supervisor